About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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Lecturer in Law699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
Last Updated: August 18, 2022
Kevin Joseph Burke works with an international law firm with offices in the UK and Asia, and a global reach through a law firm alliance network. His focus is in the areas of law firm strategy, management and legal services innovation. Burke’s professional background followed a path from litigation specialist and jury trial lawyer to leadership and governance of an AMLAW 200 firm as a law firm chairman. As the firm chairman his work was directed toward modernizing the firm’s technology platform, adding a C-level tier of administrative and operations professionals and prioritized diversity and inclusion, LBGTQ mandates and opportunities for partnership membership.
Burke is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers; fellow, American Bar Foundation and fellow, Litigation Counsel of America. He is pursuing his interest in the evolution of the legal services sector and law firm management consulting.
At USC Gould, Burke teaches Business of Law: Future of Legal Service Delivery, which offers practical and real perspectives on the legal profession. The course explores a historical foundation of law as a profession throughout most of the 20th century and the drivers of change transforming the sector from a professional model to more of a business model. The course covers a range of topics including client driven change, innovation, consequential stressors, technology and digitalization, and business model design.
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Dean Andrew Guzman was quoted about the USC Gould JD Class Of 2025. “This is an important time to be studying law, as there is no profession that is more essential to the success of democracy,” he said. “Even the smallest legal changes can affect the lives of so many.”
"Legal Positivism for Legal Officials," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.
"Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic," St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy (Forthcoming 2023).
"Remembering the Ocean in Water Law," chapter for A Research Agenda for Water Law.